5 Thing Friday! You should give it a try…

So the five things I felt the need to bring under your attention is things you should try, maybe not today, but SOON!!

  1. Pimms N0. 1 Cup – I tried this today (for the first time!) and fell in love. Head first, head over heels, in love. Gosh!!! It’s bloody Brilliant!!!Porch Swing; I pretty much just want to sip fancy fruity drinks by the pool and read with friends all summer long.
  2. Campari – On ice, with just a slice of lemon – This one got introduced to me by Robbie the Foreigner, and, fuck me, it’s amazing!! How I have missed this, my whole life, I haven’t the faintest. But now I have discovered it, and need it daily!!!Americano. This drink was a favorite of American expats during Prohibition. Prior to then it was known as the Milano-Torino, for the cities where its two main ingredients were first made: Milan (Campari) and Turin (sweet vermouth).
  3. Rainbow Rowell – I discovered Eleanor and Park by accident, and halfway through the book, I think I might just like Rainbow Rowell almost as much as John Green!Eleanor and Park by Rainbow Rowell
  4. Being strong… I don’t do this enough, and wish I could. But this week I seriously needed to put my big girl panties on, and be strong. And now, its almost a week, and I’m alive. Some People Think That To Be Strong Is To Never Feel Pain.
  5. Letting go and just enjoy… Letting your inner child take control and making memories, without thinking about the what if’s, the tomorrows, the maybes. Just doing, because it seems like a great idea.Inner Child - The secret of genius ... is to carry the Spirit of the Child into old age.

Recapping January

So I got this idea of doing a recap of every month from one of my blog friends – MikShorty
here is my attempt, late as per usual…

Things that stood out…
– Losing weight by simply being healthier
– Eating sushi for the first time ever
– Getting my Samsung S3 mini
– Reading 10 books towards my 100 book challenge
– Reading Hunger Games for the first time!
– Finding my ‘groove’ at work
– Staying up 24 hours just to watch the Golden Globes live(and planning to do the same for the Grammy’s and the Oscar’s)

The books that made this month good…
– The Casual Vacancy – JK Rowling
– The Goddess of the Rose – PC Cast
– The Hunger Games – Suzanne Collins
The whole list of books read can be found here…

The movies that made this month good…
[This is just the list of movies that I watched in the month and a quick opinion on the movie. Some movies will be new, some will just be new to me… enjoy :-)]
– Silver Linings Playbook… I loved this movie (mostly because Jennifer Lawrence is amazeballs…)
– The Vow… Cute movie, but a totally useless ending…
– New Year’s Eve… Nice movie, not sure if I’ll watch it again, but I did enjoy it
– Playing for Keeps… We really wanted to watch a movie, this was our choice, epic mistake… Boring, predictable and a waste of time.
– Pitch Perfect (I think we watched this either late December or very early January, but it still counts) I loved this movie, the silly jokes, the dialogue, the songs, the storyline. Everything…

New loves…
[This will be the list of things newly discovered/rediscovered by me that I am loving at the moment)
– One Direction – this is a judgement free zone
– Pinterest
– My S3 mini
– All things Android
– Sushi
– Walking
– Meat Free Mondays
– Positivity
– Water 🙂
– Mumford and Sons
– Of Monsters and Men
– 2nd hand book shops
– A Very Potter Musical
– Sundresses
– Hats (only worn with my sundresses)

New hates…
(This is my save, judgement free space to mention the things that is irritating me this month)
– Dumb people… I am saying this in the nicest way possible, but dumb people irritate me, a lot! It’s like some people get out of bed in the morning and decide ‘let’s not use my brain today’
– Taylor Swift’s love life… Don’t get me wrong, I adore Tay – Tay, but all of these jokes and attention over her love life is making me sick. Let the girl have a bloody life!
– Selena Gomez and Justin Bieber… Just break up already!!!!

And that is my month of January….



Hey faithful readers…

It’s been about 72 days since I have last posted!! (I think I should’ve gone with two months… It sounds shorter) But I am not here to make excuses or anything… I am just here to tell you why and what is my next moves!

WHY????? was I MIA? Well as most of you know I am working now… And it has gotten hectic since January! Two of the girls resigned and I am now doing double work, which gives me DOUBLE stress, I promise you I wake up at midnight and remember nonsensical things that I should have done at work! And I just can’t seem to find blogging time… When I get home it is chores, dinner and then I curl up with a book waiting for half past nine so that I can sleep!

And I felt guilty, because I promised to blog regularly, to stay in touch, etc… But I just couldn’t. SO I decided to start a new blog (mixed signals hey, no time, but new blog)… This blog will be more irregular, it will be about books, and I won’t make any promises about postings!!!


^ that is the new blog’s site!

Then I want to apologize… I haven’t read ANY blogs in about 3 months… I have about a 1000 emails in my inbox for blogs I have to read… I am going to delete all that emails, I am going to start afresh… I will never catch up on that posts and for that I am disappointed in myself. But I will from today read blogs DAILY…. (Hopefully) so I won’t get so behind anymore!!!

Thanks for everyone still reading… And I will not discontinue this blog, I will just not post till I know I have time for the commitment I want to make to it!

Please do visit Books and Babbling, where you will be hearing from me!


Tasting colours…


I know, I know… I am way back into the dog box! But the PC is STILL messed up and I just can’t find time to post!!!!

So here follows another randomness update on my life!!


I’m back into writing!!! I wrote one and a half short stories this week and I have been thinking about my Afrikaans novel A LOT!!! Once my PC is fixed I will try and finish of a chapter or two!


I had a ‘badish’ work week! It is almost time for me to hear if I am officially appointed [I was on a 3 month probation term] and due to all this stress of wanting to be appointed, I am making STUPID mistakes… Nothing major, but big enough for me to fret about!!!


One day last week [or sometime] SuzyPie and I went out for lunch and we came about the subject of colours… How would YOU describe colour to a blind person, a person born blind!

Imagine not knowing how the sky looks like, we take it for granted… Well we came up with a solution, a rather silly idea actually, but then again, all my ideas are! =]

Tasting colours…. Think about it for a moment… What colour do you taste while eating the following???

  • CandyFloss [pink]
  • Chocolate [brown]
  • Liqourice [black]
  • Grapes [purple]
  • Strawberries or cherries [red]
  • Bubblegum [blue]

Yes I know I am weird!


Movies watched these past few days… Burlesque: Totally utterly STUNNING!!!!!!!! And yesterday we went to go see Love and other drugs: Kinda weird to start with, but once you get the feel of the movie it is really a beautiful love story!!! And there is no better actress than Anne Hathaway!!


I went for a driving lesson in Sister’s car… I nearly killed half the town including us and then almost thrashing her car twice!!! I was never so nervous in my live!!!! I am clearly not ready for a drivers license!!!


Me looking STUNNING in my antique sunglasses and pwetty hair! =]


Oky, I am all out of news! As always I will promise to try and write more, but if I fail, I am not dead! =] I am just busy!!

Love =]




I realized something today… Most of the blogs I read is of  ‘older people’ [don’t get me wrong you guys, I love reading about your lives!!]

I JUST tallied up my blogroll… The results are in, blogs around my age… 11.

Blogs by people from about 25… 19

Not such big a difference actually. And I just somewhere between counting blogs and typing about blogs lost my point for this post! So I will just continue being random!! =]


Today is the 19th, which means only SIX days till Christmas, it also means only SIX days till I see the coolest cousin in the whole world! =]

The dorky looking one on the right is me, the blonde, cute one is her! I absolutely adore her! And I just realised I haven’t gotten her a gift yet! [GASP] ***Need to go shopping NOW****


I just realised I haven’t done a resolutions update in a while… Let’s fix that!

  1. Write a little every day! Poems, flash fiction, fiction. Anything. Just write! I wrote!! Well I re-read my story to get the feel of it back, but at least I made a move towards it!!
  2. Blog every day!! Umm, I’m not sure, I blogged semi-reguraly, and I double posted most days, I am sure it counts each other out! =]
  3. Journal everyday, or every two days. But VERY regularly!Nothing, I didn’t even LOOK at my journal! =[
  4. Stop fighting for no reason and admit when wrong……..Nope…. I fought…
  5. Read every day. Slipping up on this one!
  6. Postcross and pen pals, more regular!!I didn’t sent any letters or cards, but then again, I didn’t receive any either…
  7. Eat a bit healthier.Uhhh, yeah, let’s try this next week! =]
  8. EAT BREAKFAST!!I did this! Every day this week! =]
  9. Exercise at least every other day. Nope… One day this week!
  10. Go to bed by ten pm. Nope, but I’m not at work anymore, so I think this one is null and void until next year!
  11. NO junk food… [I’m going to struggle here]I did eat take-aways, but they were semi healthy. Let’s not count the KFC…
  12. ONE sweet per week.Less than usual, but cookies in the house is very evil!!!
  13. Cut out ALL the negativity in my life, get rid off the ‘bad’ people, draw the ‘good’ ones closer.Well, I stopped talking to the ‘bad ones’
  14. Stop being negative!!I still don’t believe in me… So no.
  15. Do not suppress emotions. But DO think before speaking. I am more honest, and I think before I speak!! =]


I will try to journal tonight and post the pages tomorrow


If you still want to read my protected post, you are welcome to. Just email me for the password [marliz3e@gmail.com]


Enjoy your Sunday! [Now I want a sundae]


Survey 1…

This is a question survey I found on here… well I was actually ASKED to do it!! So cool!

Is there anybody you just wish would fall off the planet?

Bella and Edward [or Stephanie Meyer….]

Do you wear your seatbelt in the car?

Yip I do

Do you have a crush on someone?

Hehehe, yes. And no Mark it isn’t the puppydog!

Name one thing you worry about running out of.

Books to read, and inspiration

What famous person do you (or other people) think you resemble?

I have heard Selena Gomez, thought I don’t believe it. ANd Cindy Crawford…

What is your favorite pizza topping?

Cheese and Bacon!

Do you crack your knuckles?

NO I hate it

What song do you hate the most?

I can’t stand Nelly Furtado…

Did just mentioning that song make it get stuck in your head?

Luckily not!

What are your super powers?

My smile!!!!! =]

Peppermint or spearmint?


Where are your car keys?


Whose answers to this questionnaire do you want to hear?

Mark, thoughts, Erin, Jamie, Melanie, Kellie and the whole bunch of them!!

What’s your most annoying habit?

Saying Dude!

Where did you last go on vacation?

Vacation, vacation. Buffelspoort Resort with my sister. Quick getaway, the farm with the work people

What is your best physical feature?

My smile and eyes.

What CD is closest to you right now?

A mix I made for me and my sis!

What 3 things can always be found in your refrigerator?

Milk, cheese, water

What superstition do you believe/practice?

A lot, black cats, 13, ladders, salt. But to me black cats and 13 is always good luck and not bad!

What color are your bed sheets?

Dark blue

Would you rather be a fish or a bird?


Do you talk on your cell phone when you drive?

Haven’t yet

What are your favorite sayings?

Dude, lozer, you suck! Ah I still love you!

What song(s) do you sing most often in the shower?

THe one on my alarm [I shower in the mornings and I only sing in the shower if the song which is my alarm tone is stuck in my head]

If you could go back or forward in time,where would you go?

Neither! I believe in no regrets and I don’t think seeing my future will help any one! But I would like to go back and meet Marilyn Monroe!!


What is your favorite Harrison Ford movie?



What CD is in your stereo?

None, as it is broken. But at the moment I am listening to Pink – Raise your glass


CD will be in your stereo in a few minutes?

Next song on playlist: Katy Perry – Teenage Dream


How many kids do you plan on having?

2 or just one


If you could kiss anyone who would it be?

Any one anyone, Chuck Bass from Gossip Girl or Puck from Glee! Any one I know… My driving instructor!


What do you do when no one is watching?

Fix myself in a mirror


If they made a movie about your life, what actor/actress would be you?

Demi Lovato


Would you rather die in a blaze of glory or peacefully in your sleep?



Coffee or Tea?

Never tea!!!!!


Favorite musician(s)/bands you’ve seen in concert?

Only Afrikaans groups!


Have you ever been in love?

Yip, once…


Do you talk to yourself?


Hope you enjoyed getting to know me a bit better! Love you all!!

Weeeeeeeeekend Baby!!!

Lol, heya every one!!!

In exactly 4 and a half hours my weekend starts!!!


So any who, I didn’t have a chance to pre-post the journals post, so I will have to leave you in silence this weekend! *sigh*

But here is Day 3 of my 25 Days of Christmas!!! =]

I want…. An endless supplies of my monthly girly magazines!!! =]

I wish…. For every one to know how amazing they are!!! Some people just don’t get that they are wonderful human beings! Amazing people who needs to know they are the best!!!! So YOU, tell yourself right now that you are great, and you better believe it!

That is my wants and wishes!!! Do share yours!!